Wednesday, January 6

driving home


i am home. i had been away in montreal spending sometime with my sister ( who is doing great). i have so many thoughts spinning through my head, it is not as if i had no thoughts but more so no time to really think about it. I have decided to create a new new years day, january 11, 2010 see i have not really come up with a plan for this upcoming year and not had to much time to reflect on the one that came to an end. all i have so far is i want to dance more in my living room? but it does not seem to carry much weight in the large sceam of things.

can i confess something to you and perhaps i have said this in certain ways before. there is almost nothing that brings me as much peace as driving long distance. some how the time spent on my own, dogs laying sweetly in the back feels like the safest place on earth. no door bells, phones, no emergencies, dishes, procrastination, just me and my thoughts. i can do nothing more than have my foot on the gas, a mocha in my cup holder, an audio or npr playing to the background of my thoughts. it is a drive that clears my head, with every mile a chapter of my past gets revisited some of it becoming clearer to me now than when lived. it is also a time where i plant little seeds of dreams to be explored.

11 comments:

Caroline said...

ahhhh.... I love long distance drives and love the peace it brings me!!!! Hope all is well!! xo

cindy* said...

i feel the same way about driving long distances. i even consider my drive to and from work "my" time.

i'm happy to hear your visit with your sister was great! i cannot wait to see what you have to share with us this next year nadia. xo!

Johanna said...

I haven't had that time to myself for a long time...I think I crave it.
When I was in art school I used to take the train from Halifax to Moncton and it was just as you have explained. Perfect for leaving all my cares, worries, obligations behind.
Like Cindy I can't wait to see what you share with us for the new year, xox

Anna Allen said...

i think i will do the same; create a new new years. what a great idea! :)

Valentina said...

...enjoying the Journey...
I could use some of that!
craving alone-time.
and silence.

in another lifetime said...

there is something about driving, something about being "on the way", neither here nor there, something about how the inner self sheds light on the outside landscape, or the other way around....

I love this post. Glad you are back!!!

daysofserendipity said...

I think that dancing in your living room is a wonderful resolution. What a joyful, memorable tradition!

So glad to hear that your sister is all right!

daysofserendipity said...

I think that dancing in your living room is a wonderful resolution. What a joyful, memorable tradition!

So glad to hear that your sister is all right!

S. Etole said...

that was a beautiful scene that you drove by ... happy dreaming

Chessa! said...

I love your idea of 1/11...I feel a little slower this year...

And, I completely agree with you about long drives. They are my favorite. I also like taking them with my husband. It's a great time for us to just be together without any distraction. I don't even answer my phone when I'm in the car.

Valentina Bosso said...

I can't believe how beautiful is this place! all the nature, the horses the farm! how lucky you are of being surrounded by all that beauty!!!